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Italian Super Cup Derby: A Ticket Scalper’s Dream, An Organizer’s Headache

Inter Milan’s 3-1 victory over Serie A counterpart Palermo has filled the final spot for the other participant in this summer’s Italian Super Cup, which will be returning to Beijing. This year’s curtain-raiser to the 2011/12 Serie A season is going to be a treat for Chinese supporters of Italian football as this season’s champion AC Milan will take on their eternal rivals for the first time on the Asian continent.

The Milan derby has always been one of the most highly charged and most anticipated matches on the Serie A schedule. The history between the two Italian giants reads like a movie with action, drama, comedy and suspense all rolled into one. If Halley’s Comet is only visible from earth every 75 years, then Chinese supporters will be in for a treat this summer for this is one of the rarest events to occur outside of Italy.

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Liverpool FC to Visit Hong Kong in July

Ian Ayre, commercial director of Liverpool FC and a candidate of the club’s next chief executive, told media recently about their Asian tour plan. “If you are going to build a business overseas a key part is to allow people to touch and feel the product on a regular basis,” said Mr.Ayre. The Reds’ Asian tour has been set between July 17 to 26, and will visit Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, with opponents yet to be announced. 

Too bad that they won’t play in the Mainland. But worry not, four EPL teams – Man Utd, Chelsea, Hull City and West Ham United – will come to play for the capital city’s International Football Festival, which will be peaked by an Italian Super Cup match on August 8. Everything sounds so good right now for this football festival, it’s just there’s not many people playing the game.



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Beijing to Stage International Football Festival This Summer

Good news for football fans in Beijing! The capital city will stage an International Football Festival this summer, with a number of big team names included, according to Beijing Municipal Football Administrative Center.

China Sports Review previously told you that the Italian Super Cup will be played in Beijing on August 8th, China's first ever National Fitness Day. Before that, Manchester United, the world champion club, will come to play Beijing Guo'an in July as part of the club's Asian tour, with date still undecided. It's reported that Man Utd will also travel to Shandong Province for a friendly with Shandong Luneng, the CSL defending champion.

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Bird’s Nest to Host Italian Super Cup

The Lega Calcio, the governing body of Italian professional football leagues, signed a deal with Beijing Football Association on Feb.16 to have the 2009 Italian Super Cup played at China's National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, in Beijing on August 8.

The Italian Super Cup, or Supercoppa Italiana, is a season-opening match between the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia in the previous season. The Cup match has been played three times outside of the country: Washington in 1993, Tripoli in 2002 and New York in 2003.

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